Pegasus Memorial Museum

WW2 Museums

Pets accepted
The Pegasus Memorial Museum, located between Caen and the sea, tells the story of when the very first liberators from the British 6th Airborne Division landed on Norman soil on the night of the 5th to the 6th of June 1944. Period documents, films and objects. Guided tours of the museum, of Pegasus Bridge and of the reproduction of a WWII glider. Guided tour in French or English lasts: 1h30.
Novelty: you can now access all museum information on your smartphone via QR Codes on the panels inside the museum grounds.
Available in 10 languages: French, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish and Czech.
Contact details

Pegasus Memorial Museum

Avenue du Major Howard


Phone : 02 31 78 19 44

Fax : 02 31 78 19 42


Obligatory for groups

Fixed telephone :


  • Normandy Quality Tourism
  • DDay

Other labels

  • Normandy Sites and Monuments Club
  • Rates

    Base rate - full rate adult From 8 €
    Student rate From 5 €
    Child rate From 5 €

    Discount - maximum age : 8 years old

    Rate for adult group
    Other group rate
    Means of payment

    Carte bleue

    Postal or bank cheques

    Holiday vouchers


    Eurocard - Mastercard

    Money transfer



    Pets accepted



    Learning activity

    Supervised learning activity

    Temporary exhibitions

    Specific theme activities


    Guided tour

    Educational visits

    Coach Parking

    Covered picnic area



    Visite libre en permanence - yes
    Visite guidées en permanence - yes
    Visite guidées sur demande - yes
    Visite pédagogique en permanenceyes -
    Average time75 minutes75 minutes
    Further informationGuided tours in F and GB: 1hr30. -
    Minimum age - Maximum - from 6 at 99 years old


    Coach parking
    Groups acccepted
    Minimum number of people 20
    Maximum number of people 80
    The Memorial Pegasus Bridge is dedicated to the soldiers of the British 6th airborne division who were the first liberators to set food on French soil in Normandy during the night of June 5-6th 1944. the museum provides insight into the various missions that the division undertook, including the most spectacular one - the capture of the Bénouville bridge by Major Howard and his men who arrived on three gliders. The museum exhibit includes hundreds of objects and photos, historic and touching souvenirs of the liberation of the region. In the 12,000 m² park surrounding the museum, explore the Pegasus bridge which became famous thanks to the film 'the Longest Day', a Bailey bridge and a life-size replica of a Horsa glider.

    Further information

    Environment : By the sea